Articles tagged with: Utility Scale

Rising solar and renewables to dominate future of UK generation

Rising solar and renewables to dominate future of UK generation

13 Nov 2017, 17:28

Solar and other renewables will generate more than half of all electricity in the UK by the mid-2020s according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Eaton, which expects the cost of the technology to more than halve by 2040.

Q&A: Tony Dalwood, chief executive of Gresham House, on the purchase of Hazel Capital

Q&A: Tony Dalwood, chief executive of Gresham House, on the purchase of Hazel Capital

6 Nov 2017, 17:07
• By David Pratt

Last week, renewables developer and investor Hazel Capital was acquired by Gresham House. Tony Dalwood, chief executive of the asset management group, explains to Solar Power Portal what the acquisition means for both Gresham House and Hazel Capital; what projects will be brought forward from the existing pipeline; and what uncertainties lay ahead for UK energy storage.

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100MW installed, but this is just the beginning for large-scale battery energy storage

31 Oct 2017, 12:05 • By Lauren Cook
100MW installed, but this is just the beginning for large-scale battery energy storage

The UK’s large-scale battery storage installations have reached 100MW of capacity, made up of around 50 individual sites larger than 250kW. However, as Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook explains, data from the UK Battery Storage Project Database report shows that this is just the beginning, with revenue stream patterns emerging to show how projects are proving to be successful.

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Q&A: Frans van den Heuvel on five years at Solarcentury

25 Oct 2017, 13:46 • By Liam Stoker
Q&A: Frans van den Heuvel on five years at Solarcentury

Earlier this month Solarcentury chief Frans van den Heuvel became the fifth recipient of the Solar Power Portal Awards’ outstanding achievement accolade. We caught up with Frans to discuss his five years at the helm of one of the UK solar industry’s stalwarts and what the future might hold for the firm.

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How post-subsidy UK solar will benefit from next-generation PV modules

16 Oct 2017, 08:12 • By Finlay Colville
How post-subsidy UK solar will benefit from next-generation PV modules

Ahead of next month’s PV ModuleTech conference in Kuala Lumpur, Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville examines the technology trends UK developers will have to get to grips with if they’re to take advantage of the post-subsidy environment in the UK.

Clean Growth Strategy: The green economy responds

Clean Growth Strategy: The green economy responds

12 Oct 2017, 15:32

This morning the government’s long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy was finally published to a mixed response from the renewables lobby. Here we have collated some of the leading commentary so far.

First completed EFR project announced by E.On

First completed EFR project announced by E.On

9 Oct 2017, 15:27

E.On has become the first company to have secured an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year to announce the completion of its project following the installation and connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant last month.

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What we learned from Solar & Storage Live 2017

9 Oct 2017, 12:34 • By Liam Stoker
What we learned from Solar & Storage Live 2017

Last week’s Solar & Storage Live saw the UK’s entire supply chain descend on Birmingham’s NEC for three days of industry leading and thought provoking discussions, business brokering and a few celebrations here of there. Liam Stoker summarises some of the things we picked up from the show floor this year.